Aerial shark patrols bite into council budget

Story Published: 24 Aug 2015

BALLINA Shire Council is set to formalise its shark mitigation strategy this week, with funding of aerial patrols a key...

Ballina, Council, Patrols, Shark

Ipswich Council says longer retail hours just cost jobs

Story Published: 24 Aug 2015

A BID to extend retail trading hours in Ipswich’s suburbs has met strong opposition from councillors concerned about the...

Council, Ipswich City Council, Retail, Trading Hours

Dog attack claims Lucky's life, breaks his owner's back

Story Published: 1 Apr 2015

AN ELDERLY Gympie woman is recovering from a broken back, a heart condition and the grief of losing her beloved pet...

Broken Back, Council, Dog Attack, Dog Murder, Editors Picks

Duporth Ave roadworks on track for Easter completion

Story Published: 25 Mar 2015

Sunshine Coast Council are assuring motorists the repairs to Duporth Avenue will be worth their frustrations.

Council, Maroochydore, Roadworks

Rates could go up if disaster funds are cut, say councils

Story Published: 15 Apr 2015

Residents across Queensland could face rate hikes if the federal government chooses to cut its funding for natural...

Council, Editors Picks, Lgaq

Another adopted pound pup dead just 48 hours later

Story Published: 31 Mar 2015

ANOTHER dog adopted from Mackay Pound has contracted parvovirus and been put down.

Council, Death, Dog, Mackay, Parvovirus, Pound

Our rural council spends $420,000 on play area for Japan

Story Published: 18 May 2015

Tensions boil with $420,868.39 of the Central Highlands Regional Council budget allocated to building a playground in...

Council, Editors Picks

Calls for licensing as number of FIFO prostitutes rises

Story Published: 28 Aug 2015

A SURGE in “fly-in fly-out” prostitutes illegally operating from motels in Ballina and Alstonville has prompted a call for...

Ballina, Bikies, Council, Crime, Editors Picks, Health And Safety, Health Checks, Hotels, Law, North Coast Nsw, Northern Rivers, Nswpol, Nsw Politics, Parliament, Police, Prostitution

'It's ugly': Lismore's controversial public art record

Story Published: 5 Aug 2015

A petition has been created to remove Lismore “arty ark” in Woodlark St, a monument that seems to have failed to...

Art, Community, Council, Lismore

Developers inflating infrastructure levies by up to 400%

Story Published: 28 Aug 2015

DEVELOPERS around the country may be inflating council infrastructure-related charges by as much as 400%, a new study has...

Council, Developer, Infrastructure

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